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Hopeless & Sub City Announce 2009 Take Action! Tour Sponsors

Bands — By HopelessMelissa on January 19, 2009

Hopeless Records, in connection with their non profit organization Sub City is pleased to welcome F.Y.E. as the title sponsor for the 2009 Sub City Take Action! Tour. The 2009 lineup will feature headliner CUTE IS WHAT WE AIM FOR, along with BREATHE CAROLINA, MEG & DIA, EVERY AVENUE, and ANARBOR. The annual nationwide charity tour, now in its eighth year, raises funds and awareness for youth involvement in charitable action. For the second straight year Take Action has chosen not-for-profit organization DoSomething.org to benefit from the funds raised and to help spread the message of action to young people across the country. DoSomething.org is a national not-for-profit that believes that young people have the power to make a difference. They inspire, empower and celebrate a generation of doers: young people who recognize the need to do something, believe in their ability to get it done, and then take action. f.y.e. – for your entertainment stores carry music, movies, games and more of the stuff that Take Action fans love.  f.y.e. will set up on site at most shows to offer fans the chance to meet all of the acts performing on the tour and to pick up the bands’ latest CDs as well as the Take Action Tour compilation.

MySpace Music is a global leader in the digital music space and the platform of choice for artists at all levels to share their content with music fans around the world. The community revolves around the millions major, indie, and unsigned artists that use their MySpace music profiles to communicate and intimately connect with fans and friends. Each music profile empowers artists to upload video content, blog, post tour dates, lyrics, and make their music available to fans for stream or download. As one of the most popular and highly trafficked music platforms in the world, MySpace Music has evolved into an offline experience by connecting bands and fans around the world through various concert series and live events. MySpace IMPACT empowers MySpace users to make a difference in the world and to enable politicians, non-profits and civic organizations to connect with the online community.  The MySpace IMPACT team creates original programs that foster social and civic engagement among the MySpace community, and helps organizations and campaigns reach the MySpace audience effectively and efficiently by leveraging its robust set of tools.

“We are delighted to be part of the Sub City Take Action Tour for the second consecutive year,” said Liba Rubenstein, Manager of Public Affairs for MySpace IMPACT. “This tour is a great example of how to engage young people and it aligns perfectly with MySpace IMPACT’s dedication to connect our users to inspiring and empowering content and provide a platform that enables them to get involved in their communities and support charitable causes like this amazing tour.”

Additional sponsors making a positive impact in 2009 by supporting Take Action Include: Alternative Press, PureVolume.com, AbsolutePunk.net,  Live Nation, House Of Blues, Epiphone, Hopeless Records, Fueled By Ramen Records, Warner Brothers Records, Rise Records, and Fearless Records. It is with the love and support of all of these organizations that Take Action is able to make a difference in the lives of young people.

Each Take Action tour stop is a unique experience where fans are exposed to a great show along with encouragement and information from the bands, charity partners, and sponsors about how they can get involved with causes that are important to them. In addition to the good time and inspiration, 10% of the ticket price from each ticket sold is donated to DoSomething.org, which makes each fan in attendance an active participant in financially supporting non profit action. To date Sub City, with the help of hundreds of thousands of young people, has raised over $550,000 through the Take Action initiative. The tour has previously featured many future stars including: The Plain White T’s, The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Paramore, Every Time I Die, Jimmy Eat World, Avenged Sevenfold, Hawthorne Heights, Chiodos, Thrice, Anti-Flag, Silverstein, Dillinger Escape Plan, and many more.

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